A tentative settlement has been reached in the long-fought Anthony Grazia v. South Carolina State Plastering et al. class-action lawsuit, which concerns over 4,000 allegations of improperly applied stucco in Del Webb’s Sun City community in the Lowcountry region of South Carolina.

The case, which had been set to go to trial on June 11th, has been rescheduled for early August by its presiding judge. A motion hearing was held instead.

Plaintiffs Anthony and Barbara Grazia first filed suit against SCSP in 2007, and the suit became a class action case in 2012. According to court documents, lead defendant South Carolina State Plastering (SCSP) applied stucco to about 4,500 homes in Sun City between 1998 and 2007. Plaintiffs say the improperly applied stucco led to mold damage.

Del Webb, Pulte Homes and Kephart Architects are third-party defendants in the suit, as SCSP alleges it installed the stucco under these companies’ direction. The contractor has already paid out over $2.3 million to a group of home owners who opted out of the case.

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